HAMILTON, ON – Collective Arts Brewing has announced that it is marking Pride Month 2021 with four limited edition cans designed by queer artists from around the world.
The specially commissioned cans of Life In The Clouds IPA include artwork from Ethan Barry Murley (Vancouver, BC), Matthew Willie Garcia (Saint Joseph, MO, USA), ggggrimes (Philadelphia, PA, USA), and Henri Campeã (São Paulo, Brazil).
“I love the idea of creating space for queer art, especially in spaces that don’t immediately conjure up the idea of queerness,” says series curator Tim Singleton in a statement. “In curating this year’s series, I wanted to focus on including artists with a variety of styles, backgrounds, disciplines, expressions and more. Each piece of art in the series is distinct and unapologetically queer in its own way, yet still works together as a collection, which I think is a really beautiful metaphor for what Pride is.”
Accompanying the Pride-themed cans is a limited edition glass designed in collaboration with Hop Culture and Henri Campeã for the Queer Beer Festival, an online event that “aims to capture the unique, vibrant, diverse, and thriving voices of the queer community in the industry.”
As part of this initiative, Collective Arts will be making a donation to the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and all net proceeds from sales of the glass will go to Queer Art, an organization “supporting a generation of LGBTQ+ artists that lost mentors to the AIDS Crisis of the 1980s.”
Pride edition cans of Life In The Clouds are available now at LCBO stores in Ontario, select beer retailers in Alberta, and the Collective Arts retail stores and online shop.
Source & Photos: Collective Arts Brewing